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2011

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Cuisine

On breakfast for dinner – Bacon and egg sandwich

By On December 7, 2011

When home means finally-untangled hair, the sound of waves that won’t quit our minds – oh and of the shower he’s into two-open-doors away while this song is playing on repeat, only… Read more.

cornwall autumn
Memories

She fell in love with…

By On December 7, 2011


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love door
Memories

Bonjour décembre

By On December 6, 2011

[Hello December] December is made for kissing in the mist, warm nights of magic rush and cold pink dawn, foreseen epiphanies, and perhaps, most importantly, mulled wine. A short welcome to this… Read more.

vanille
Le marché & its produce

La vanille

By On November 17, 2011

It’s hard to play favourite with vanilla. Tahitian vanilla (or for the geeks out there, and that includes me, Vanilla tahitensis) is a bit of a outsider – considered its the only… Read more.

chocolate
Kitchenware

Copeaux de chocolat

By On November 10, 2011


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tart shells
Memories

Bonjour novembre

By On November 1, 2011

[Hello November] Is it just me, or do you also feel like that – more than any other month – tarts belong to November? It usually happens without a warning. And without… Read more.

wool leggings
Memories

Leggings en laine

By On October 27, 2011

[Wool leggings] My day started like this. Warm wool leggings, cushy slippers, and a cup of coffee of the burn-your-tongue kind. Only to end up, pretty much the same and with a… Read more.

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Kitchenware

Sur un nuage

By On October 25, 2011

[On a cloud]

For days when the sky feels like a cloud, of the gigantic kind. And our homes are made warm with gas ovens.

I've yet found what dough will become a… Read more.

In my kitchen

How to become a pastry chef?

By On October 19, 2011

I'm currently writing a series of posts on how to become a pastry chef.

What it involves on a day to day basis, what we do - whether we work in restaurants,… Read more.

nigella choc cake slice
Pâtisserie

Et des morceaux d’arbres tomberaient du ciel – Le cake très chocolat

By On October 18, 2011

[And pieces of tree would fall from the sky – The ultimate quadruple chocolate loaf cake] I plan to spend this autumn collecting dead leaves and horse-chestnuts, drinking coffees with warm mittens… Read more.

potimarron
Memories

Bonjour octobre

By On October 4, 2011

[Hello October] Hello, it’s 32°C out there. This morning I went swimming. One last time before the French holidays come to an end. Oh, this past month has been great. I’ve been… Read more.

feta dip
Cuisine

On summer secrets – Feta and lemon dip

By On September 29, 2011

This is what happens when it’s summer. Or at least when it feels like it. We swim in the sea, or more accurately, we’re forced by that wave which chose the exact… Read more.

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Memories

Mind your French – Le fondant au chocolat

By On September 27, 2011

[The ultimate chocolate fondant] In London, we’ve had winter in July. Air damp with rain. Kitchens warm with soup on the stove. Oven smelling like chocolate cake. And now, in the south… Read more.

breakfast jonchee fouras
Memories

PS. Just a breakfast…

By On September 23, 2011

It might be safe to say that, in a perfect world, this would be my breakfast. Everyday. That week in Fouras possibly was the closest I could get to perfection. A perfection… Read more.

kitchen-9
Memories

Instants, dans la cuisine

By On September 20, 2011

[Moments, in the kitchen] Sat at the table for breakfast. A breakfast that smells of toast and salted butter – the one with crisp fleur de sel – and, of course, coffee.… Read more.

cake quatre-quarts
Pâtisserie

A little sweller – Petits quatre-quarts, au chocolat ou pas

By On September 10, 2011

[Little poundcakes, with chocolate or not] It smells like the week-end around here. Actually, it’s been smelling like it for a week now. And boy, week-end does smell good. Just-brewed coffee and… Read more.

maryse
Kitchenware

Une maryse

By On September 10, 2011

I got quite a few emails regarding the word maryse. One of you even wrote a kinky poem, because – yes – Maryse, is also a French name. It involved some whipping… Read more.

jonchee
Memories

Les jonchées

By On September 7, 2011

fromager/crémier (the first, in front of the main entrance) rue de la halle, 17450 fouras I could list the places I belong to. But, at the end, it would just be a… Read more.

ingredients creme patissiere
Pâtisserie

Réussir la crème pâtissière, pas à pas – Mastering pastry cream, step by step

By On September 5, 2011

It was a day at the end of September. A couple of years ago. I put on my pied-de-poule trousers for the first time since the internship I had done the summer… Read more.

coffee break
Memories

Bonjour septembre

By On September 4, 2011

[Hello September] I am away from London for a month. Yes and whole entire month. And as I was landing at the smallest airport I have ever seen (so small I couldn’t… Read more.

benspalding loft project
Inspiration

PS. Ben Spalding at the loft project

By On August 29, 2011

Marylebone, London, early August It was a Wednesday. We walked through Manchester square; looking at trees turning to that golden shade we all long for. Then three hours later, we realised there… Read more.

plums
Le marché & its produce

Les prunes

By On August 27, 2011

[Plums] Let me introduce a new category. The market. A collection of random thoughts – and perhaps, recipes – about my favourite fruits and vegs from the market. Last week, I picked… Read more.

fouras2
Memories

The smell of the ocean

By On August 13, 2011

Today, I booked a flight to a place I haven’t been in a year. But even with my eyes closed, I would still be able to ride my bike to the little… Read more.

roganic
Inspiration

Roganic

By On August 11, 2011

19 blandford st, W1U 3DH http://www.roganic.co.uk/ Ben Spalding has puzzle pieces tattooed on his arms. Eating at Roganic did feel like putting all those bits together. One at a time. We sat… Read more.

pain au lait
Pâtisserie

A lucky strike with tangzhong 湯種 – Petits pains au lait à la japonaise

By On August 6, 2011

[Japanese-style milk buns] It was a night of early winter, I think. It was possibly raining. And dark. I can’t remember for sure, but it seems right. I weighed flour and water… Read more.